[cayugabirds-l] Unusual flock

2021-02-03 Thread Bob Anderson
This morning in the middle of a downtown snow squall a swarm of birds descended on my ornamental crab apple. There were about 40 CEDAR WAXWINGS, 3 ROBINS and 4 STARLINGS. They zoomed around for several minutes before being scared off by a passing snowplow. Very exciting. Bob --

[cayugabirds-l] First ever yard Field Sparrow

2020-05-01 Thread Bob Anderson
I have never seen a field sparrow at our feeders on N Cayuga, Ithaca, in the forty or so years I've had them, but Wednesday what I thought was going to be a chipping sparrow turned out to be a FISP when I got the binoculars on it. Despite the prominent pink bill I was hesitant to ID it because

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's Road Ospreys

2020-04-02 Thread Bob Anderson
This afternoon I was out enjoying some solitary birding heading down Myer's Road toward Myer's Point Park and when I came opposite the Osprey platform on the south side of the road I encountered 4 ospreys (I think it was 4 although I only saw three simultaneously). They were flying in circles

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty woods Sunday morning

2013-05-05 Thread Bob Anderson
My first visit to the woods and jetty road this year found them dry, compared to last year when I had to wear boots. I did not find much variety of migrants. Many singing YELLOW WARBLERS and WARBLING VIREOS but a single BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and AMERICAN REDSTART. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Unusual spring

2013-04-28 Thread Bob Anderson
We've never had a COMMON REDPOLE at our feeders on N Cayuga St but this year, in late April, we have had a female coming almost daily including today. We seldom see PINE SISKINs or PURPLE FINCHes but today we had both. (The siskin has been here several times over the past two weeks.) I think

[cayugabirds-l] Wood ducks at Stewart Park

2011-10-25 Thread Bob Anderson
At about 3 this afternoon there were 12 wood ducks in Stewart Park on the south side of the big pond you come to on your left just before you have to turn right around the one-way circle. Gorgeous. Also one great blue heron. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods 10-11 am

2011-05-09 Thread Bob Anderson
I circled the pond on the Wilson trail counter-clockwise (if your are looking from above I guess.) It was pretty noisy at the start, with several WARBLING VIREOS singing, a couple of bubbling HOUSE-WRENS, and a persistent NORTHERN FLICKER going ki-ki-ki On the northern half I saw one each

[cayugabirds-l] Field sparrow Yellow warbler at the Swan Pond

2011-04-23 Thread Bob Anderson
About 3:30 the sun came out to give good looks at these two which foraged ahead of us as we circled the pond. Bob Alyce -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty Woods Saturday morning

2010-05-01 Thread Alyce Bob Anderson
I went to the Jetty Woods north of Newman golf course this morning from 9 until 11. Beautiful shirt-sleeve weather with no wind. I saw 23 species including 4 warblers. The best for me was a blue-winged warbler, first time I have found it myself. I spent 15 minutes trying to locate a singing